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My Frigidare dishwasher wont start. If I enter "normal wash"

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My Frigidare dishwasher won't start. If I enter "normal wash" the "normal wash" and "heat Dry" lights are lit for 5 seconds then go ouit and nothing happens. If I enter "light wash" the "light wash", "heat dry", and "washing" lights start blinking and nothing ever starts.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.
Hello, and thank you for using this service. I'll be helping you with your problem today.

Do you have a model number so that I can better assist you?

And can you tell me what you mean when you said you tried to "turn power on and off"?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I unplugged the unit from the wall, waited 5 seconds, and plugged it back in.

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.
OK perfect, and do you have a model number so that I can better assist you?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

FDB520RHS2

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.
OK perfect, thank you. So if you've already tried to reset the board by unplugging the unit and plugging it back in, there isn't much else that will fix this issue than ordering and replacing the main control board because it's either confused or shorted, but it won't reset itself from unplugging the dishwasher so the control board will need to be replaced regardless. The part is fairly easy to replace if you're handy. Just unplug the unit and open the door. Remove all the screws around the border of the inner door liner and the door will split apart so that you can remove the control board inside the door and replace the board. The board itself is all plug and play so it should take less than 30 minutes to replace. Below is a link to the part.

CLICK HERE for control board

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